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Energy Independence | US Efforts to Become a Sustainable Net Exporter

Net Exporter: (n.) when a country exports more of a commodity than it imports. News headlines and data from...

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Mend & Modernize | Conversation About US Infrastructure & Transportation

In recent history, the US has experienced political discord, as parties become more polarized, initiatives ever more radical, and...

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Understanding Mexico’s Recent ULSD Mandate

As the world begins to make a strategic shift towards more sustainable fuels with a lower sulfur content, several...

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February Advisor Preview | Materialization of OPEC Cuts and Geopolitical Uncertainty

January marked the beginning of a price trajectory in transition, influenced by a manifold of market drivers unseen by...

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How is Breakthrough Fuel Recovery Calculated?

Fuel Recovery is the only shipment specific, market-based diesel fuel reimbursement program in the industry. Using actual fueling station...

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Midterm Election Update | Washington’s Carbon Tax Proposal

In addition to the fuel tax referendums in California and Missouri that earned a place on each state’s early-November...

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2018 Year in Review | Economic Drivers for Transportation and Supply Chain

As 2019 begins, we are taking a look back at 2018 to identify key events from the past that...

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Top Five Sources of Marine Fuel Price Volatility in 2019

With the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 Sulfur Regulation deadlines looming on the not-so-distant horizon, tumultuous marine fuel prices...

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Savings Endure Through a Plummeting Diesel Fuel Price Environment

The transportation and supply chain industries have been keenly aware of the bearish crude oil prices that took a...

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January Breakthrough Advisor Preview | The Year in Review and The Year Ahead

In this edition of the Breakthrough Advisor, the Applied Knowledge Team reflects on 2018, providing comprehensive insight into the...

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An Agile Supply Chain May Begin with Fuel Management

In today’s supply chains, industry professionals see agility as the core value of modern networks. We have collectively amassed...

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Transportation & Supply Chain Start-Up Trends 2019

As shippers and carriers alike prepare their 2019 transportation and supply chain strategy, industry professionals often look toward budgeting...

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The Media’s Effect on Global Oil Prices

In addition to keeping us informed of key events occurring all over the world, news media continues to have...

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Rapid Rises in Truck Orders | What Shippers Need to Know

Understanding the intricacies of supply and demand dynamics in the transportation industry involves a careful analysis of factors that...

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A Changing Landscape | Three Possibilities for the Future of Mexico’s Energy Market

Though deregulation was completed nearly a year ago in November of 2017,  liberalization of the Mexican energy market continues...

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California’s & Missouri’s 2018 Diesel Fuel Tax Referendums

While the core price drivers – supply & demand, geopolitics, and economics – remain status quo for the Breakthrough...

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Markets Respond to US-China Trade Uncertainty

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping partook in a much-anticipated dinner last Saturday, December 1, to...

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December Breakthrough Advisor Preview | Cost Implications of An Over-Supplied Market

Despite numerous market dynamics elevating prices to record-highs in October, downside risks emerged throughout November that ultimately reversed the...

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Key Drivers of Fuel Market Volatility & How to Mitigate Risk

In a market characterized by both global and local dynamics, fuel costs are an exceptionally volatile portion of shippers’...

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Position Your Organization For Competitive Advantage When Diesel Prices Drop

Achieving transparency, removing distortion, and establishing fairness; the three core principles Breakthrough applies to clients’ transportation networks on every...

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How Breakthrough Clients Saved $6.6M in One Week This November | The Breakthrough Advantage

In just one week, Breakthrough clients collectively saved $6.6 million in fuel spend by utilizing a market-based approach called...

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4 Cost Implications For Shippers as IMO Regulatory Changes Take Effect

IMO 2020 Sulfur regulations are fast approaching, and while conversations in the industry tend to focus on the impact...

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Market Impacts of Planned Outages During Refinery Maintenance Season

In a price environment largely driven by geopolitical risk, supply-demand complexities, and economic principles, the operational variables that influence...

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Implications of High US Production on Global Crude Oil Supply

Understanding the nuances of the relationship between global crude oil price dynamics and international geopolitical conditions can be complicated—but...

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